Episcopal (Jacksonville, Fla.)
announced today that former National Football League quarterback Mark Brunell has been named head football coach.
Athletic director Andy Kidd said, "Episcopal is excited to bring on a head coach who has excelled at the highest levels in football. Mark has all the characteristics we desired for the next leader of our program."
Brunell was a three-sport standout in high school and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1993 following his career at the University of Washington. He spent most of his pro career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making three Pro Bowls and taking his team to two AFC championship games. He retired from the New York Jets in 2011 and was an assistant coach this past season with Providence (Jacksonville, Fla.).
Brunell called Episcopal "an ideal fit for me and my family and I am excited about this new chapter in my life. I look forward to this opportunity to continue to build a first rate football program at Episcopal."